Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Gingerbread Cake


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

How to make Gingerbread Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-by-13-inch cake pan; set aside.

In a bowl, combine boiling water and baking soda; set aside. In a large bowl, sift together flour, ground spices, salt, and baking powder; set aside.

With an an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter until light. Beat in brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in molasses and grated ginger, baking-soda mixture, and flour mixture. Beat in eggs.

Pour batter into prepared pan; bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; dust with confectioners’ sugar.

(Originally from Bread and Honey Blog )
  • TylerBlack
    TylerBlack says

    since i already have to use 2tsp of groud ginger. can i use that also for the grated stuff to. or does it matter?

  • chrisbarr
    chrisbarr says

    Probably not, but some fresh ginger root is very cheap. I got enough for this recipe for less than $0.25

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    look sso soft and delicious

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